2017 Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 'She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body. The rivulets and streams of red scarring run across his chest and up around his throat. She'd put her hand on his heart and stopped him dead.' Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed, and we look at the world in an entirely new light. What if the power to hurt were in women's hands?
©2016 Naomi Alderman (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
Winner of the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power? In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: There's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.
©2017 Naomi Alderman (P)2017 Hachette Audio
Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is at work in Venice repairing an altarpiece when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must perform one simple task: Find the most famous missing painting in the world. Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one.... The dead man is a fallen spy with a secret: he has been trafficking in stolen artworks and selling them to a mysterious collector. Among those paintings is the world's most iconic missing masterpiece: Caravaggio's Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence. Gabriel embarks on a daring gambit to recover the Caravaggio that will take him on an exhilarating hunt - from Marseilles and Corsica, to Paris and Geneva, and, finally, to a small private bank in Austria, where a dangerous man stands guard over the ill-gotten wealth of one of the world's most brutal dictators.
©2014 Daniel Silva (P)2014 HarperCollins Canada
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Thirteen Doctors 13 Stories. A new version of this much-loved anthology, with a brand-new story featuring the brand-new Thirteenth Doctor from literary sensation Naomi Alderman! Twelve wonderful tales of adventure, science, magic, monsters and time travel - featuring all 12 Doctors - are waiting for you in this very special Doctor Who audiobook. And now they're joined by a very exciting and very exclusive new tale - written by Naomi Alderman, author of The Power - that will star the Thirteenth Doctor as she battles to save the universe with her three close and trusted friends. Other authors featured are Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson, Derek Landy, Neil Gaiman and Holly Black. Narrators include Sophie Aldred, Charlie Higson, Frazer Hines, Ian Hanmore, Malorie Blackman, Marcus Sedgwick, Nicholas Briggs, Nicholas Pegg, Peter Kenny and Samuel Anderson.
©2019 Penguin Books Ltd (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd
An award-winning writer re-imagines the life of Jesus, from the points of view of four people closest to him before his death. This is the story of Yehoshuah, who wandered Roman-occupied Judea giving sermons and healing the sick. Now, a year after his death, four people tell their stories. His mother grieves, his friend Iehuda loses his faith, the High Priest of the Temple tries to keep the peace, and a rebel named Bar-Avo strives to bring that peace tumbling down. It was a time of political power-play and brutal tyranny. Men and women took to the streets to protest. Dictators put them down with iron force. In the midst of it all, one inconsequential preacher died. And either something miraculous happened, or someone lied. Viscerally powerful in its depictions of the period - massacres and riots, animal sacrifice and human betrayal - The Liars' Gospel makes the oldest story entirely new.
©2013 Naomi Alderman (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Author and narrator of The Power, Naomi Alderman and Adjoa Andoh, join Laurence Howell in the Audible Studios for a discussion about the audiobook version of this dystopian novel.
©2016 Audible, Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd
River issues a 24-hour evacuation notice for Athens, but Emmett Brown is 12 hours away at the Long Lake Camp when the text comes in. While preparing for the long ride home, Emmett is interrupted by the arrival of his old mentor, One - a New Texas Knight and former Navy SEAL. But with the Knights implicated in Rivers disappearance, Emmett has to determine whether One is an old friend or a new enemy. In New Texas, Rivers MIA status threatens international stability, leading Secretary of State Aiden Stone to join the military unit dispatched to the old McChord AFB in Tacoma, WA. While there, he reveals a shocking discovery: River Kingston might actually be Eryn Stone, Aidans younger sister, who went missing after the Camp Winslow massacre five years ago. Unfortunately, Rivers village isnt the only settlement remaining in the Seattle-Tacoma area; Whidbey Island is still around, and they dont take kindly to trespassers. The heart-stopping finale in the Stone World Saga is here. Its perfect for fans of World War Z, Fallout, and Mockingjay.
©2021 Cassiopeia Fletcher (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing
Penguin presents the audiobook of A Gift for Dying by M. J. Arlidge. Could you live with knowing how you'll die? Adam Brandt is used to dealing with all kinds of people - as a consulting psychologist with the Chicago Police Department he has faced his share of criminals. But Kassie Wojcek is like no one else he's encountered - 15 years old and burdened, she says, with a terrible gift: she knows how and when you will die. After claiming to 'feel' the horrific murder of the first victim, Kassie is caught up in the hunt for a sadistic serial killer terrorising Chicago, frightened that people will die without her help. Kassie pulls Adam into the investigation, determined to stop the torture she sees coming. But as the body count rises, Adam must ask himself if her gift is real or if he is putting his faith in someone far more dangerous than he realised. Events soon spiral out of control as the case and their personal lives intertwine. The boundaries of right and wrong shift, the lines between the hunter and the hunted blur, and one thing becomes clear: Kassie is in the sights of a killer....
©2019 M. J. Arlidge (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd